Anonymous said: how did u come out to people as gay? were people mean about it?
I almost never get to talk about this, so I apologize ahead of time if it’s long:
When I was 16 I came out as bisexual. I only did this cause I didn’t want people to think I was just gay, and to avoid torment. Didn’t meet much negativity.
When I was 18, I came out as gay. By that time I had matured greatly and was able to finally accept myself. Most people just said “omg that’s awesome!!!! *back pats*” or “I’ve always known LOLZ”.
In high school, after coming out (as a part of my senior moments assignment in my English class… In front of 30+ people I had grown up with/been in school with for more than 5+ years) I met NO hate. At all. I was embraced with open arms.
Now, later on in life, I’ve encountered hate. I’ve lost a lot of friends (I guess I’ve become “too gay”?). But it doesn’t matter. I’m out. I’m happy. That’s all that counts.